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by tingdzin
Sun Mar 03, 2019 2:39 am
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: BERNIE! BERNIE! BERNIE!
Replies: 82
Views: 4169

Re: BERNIE! BERNIE! BERNIE!

It will be interesting to see how history judges Obama. One thing I will never forgive is that he came into office with the capital class on its heals, desperate for bailouts, and he had both houses of congress, and critically, a prevalent narrative that the capital class foaming at the mouth with ...
by tingdzin
Sat Mar 02, 2019 4:02 am
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: BERNIE! BERNIE! BERNIE!
Replies: 82
Views: 4169

Re: BERNIE! BERNIE! BERNIE!

I agree with you generally, but about Obama not trying anything new, remember that his first day in office, McConnell said that his (McConnell's) first priority was in seeing that Obama served only one term. Obama had plenty of ideas and initiatives, but the Repubs in the Senate were not going to gi...
by tingdzin
Fri Mar 01, 2019 3:02 pm
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: BERNIE! BERNIE! BERNIE!
Replies: 82
Views: 4169

Re: BERNIE! BERNIE! BERNIE!

We need new blood. All the McConnells, the Pelosis, the Sanders are not going to go beyond their tired inside-the-box rhetoric. Obama won because he was intellectually flexible, smart, and had something new to offer. Trump (unfortunately) also won because he confounded the Republican establishment's...
by tingdzin
Thu Feb 21, 2019 7:55 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Cost of retreats USA vs. EUR
Replies: 111
Views: 5830

Re: Cost of retreats USA vs. EUR

My meatspace sangha is 95% baby boomers, even they can barely break even with the cost of rental and other expenses. One thing that hasn't been directly touched on, the US is in an escalating affordable housing crisis, and rent on everything and nearly everywhere is through the roof. unless land/st...
by tingdzin
Fri Feb 15, 2019 10:28 am
Forum: Nyingma
Topic: Vidyadhara Heruka - Dudjom Lineage Tree
Replies: 10
Views: 1996

Re: Vidyadhara Heruka - Dudjom Lineage Tree

ddorje wrote:
Wed Feb 13, 2019 6:20 am
Have you ever seen this Heruka depicted elsewhere?
A similar form exists in many or most of the different Kagye cycles.In Padma Lingpa, for example, he's called Lama Rigdzin.
by tingdzin
Fri Feb 15, 2019 10:22 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Knife crimes in England
Replies: 10
Views: 660

Re: Knife crimes in England

Mantrik wrote:
Fri Feb 15, 2019 9:27 am
it seems more like 'Lord of the Flies' where in the absence of parental or societal controls, gang mentality rules.
Good insight.
by tingdzin
Fri Feb 15, 2019 10:20 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Cost of retreats USA vs. EUR
Replies: 111
Views: 5830

Re: Cost of retreats USA vs. EUR

tingdzin wrote: ↑Thu Feb 07, 2019 3:45 pm Good thread. Glad somebody is complaining about the commodification of the Dharma. Except to my ear, people don't seem to be complaining about that commodification, they just want to haggle over the price... Well, things do have to be paid for. To think oth...
by tingdzin
Thu Feb 07, 2019 8:45 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Cost of retreats USA vs. EUR
Replies: 111
Views: 5830

Re: Cost of retreats USA vs. EUR

Good thread. Glad somebody is complaining about the commodification of the Dharma.
by tingdzin
Thu Feb 07, 2019 8:41 am
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: Kamala Devi Harris
Replies: 23
Views: 1774

Re: Kamala Devi Harris

To get the job done, you have to be elected first.
by tingdzin
Thu Jan 31, 2019 8:47 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Announcement about the Closing of Sweeping Zen
Replies: 33
Views: 1801

Re: Announcement about the Closing of Sweeping Zen

Anyone who thought that Tebbe's organization was at all reflective of who quality teachers of Zen are was really deluded. It's amazing how many people follow the opinions of those who just set themselves up as authorities. I am not at all surprised he switched to Christianity; there's a certain pers...
by tingdzin
Thu Jan 31, 2019 8:39 am
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: Kamala Devi Harris
Replies: 23
Views: 1774

Re: Kamala Devi Harris

Peterc said it all. From what I know of Harris, I admire her, but the Democrats are never going to win national office ever again unless they choose candidates who are not from the thought ghetto of the Northeast and California. Biden isn't, but he's too old. And Sanders is better as a Senator than...
by tingdzin
Fri Jan 25, 2019 6:55 am
Forum: Zen
Topic: TNH about to transition
Replies: 7
Views: 611

Re: TNH about to transition

Too bad. He will be missed and his shoes will be hard to fill.
by tingdzin
Fri Jan 25, 2019 6:53 am
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: Kamala Devi Harris
Replies: 23
Views: 1774

Re: Kamala Devi Harris

Peterc said it all. From what I know of Harris, I admire her, but the Democrats are never going to win national office ever again unless they choose candidates who are not from the thought ghetto of the Northeast and California. Biden isn't, but he's too old. And Sanders is better as a Senator than ...
by tingdzin
Sat Jan 12, 2019 7:25 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: American Circumcision
Replies: 35
Views: 2158

Re: American Circumcision

So you would be opposed to prescribing antidepressants to children who need then, then? The idea that children "need" anitdepressants is aother example of parental negligence (except perhaps in very severe cases which may be organically rooted), and another example of the culture of "two in the mou...
by tingdzin
Fri Jan 11, 2019 10:11 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: American Circumcision
Replies: 35
Views: 2158

Re: American Circumcision

Transition treatment for children consists only of hormone blockers, the purpose of which is to preserve the childs right to choose when they become an adult. If natural puberty is allowed to occur, a transgender child's eventual transition options are restricted to painful ones. I am appalled that...
by tingdzin
Thu Dec 27, 2018 7:09 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: American Circumcision
Replies: 35
Views: 2158

Re: American Circumcision

I know of someone who was circumcised, and said it hurt a lot -- he couldn't walk for a year afterwards.

Sorry, a serious subject but a little humor never hurts.
by tingdzin
Thu Dec 20, 2018 8:01 am
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: The future is here ... and it doesn't look pretty
Replies: 9
Views: 863

Re: The future is here ... and it doesn't look pretty

A lot of people saw this coming starting a long time ago, but individual private citizens in the U.S. and Europe have become so decadent that they would never consider, for example, even giving up their Facebook, or writing ti their representatives about it. And now it's upon us, and probably only t...
by tingdzin
Sat Dec 08, 2018 8:21 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Les Gilets Jaunes
Replies: 18
Views: 1077

Re: Les Gilets Jaunes

Thanks, Kim -- this is the sort of constructive suggestion I was looking for.
by tingdzin
Thu Dec 06, 2018 10:04 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: If the bad times are coming, what to do?
Replies: 37
Views: 2836

Re: If the bad times are coming, what to do?

We are all going to get the chance to see, probably sooner than we would like, how deeply we have made the Buddha's way our own, and whether our fine words about what we would or would not do really mean anything in the crunch. What can we do? Stop being frivolous and/ or self-righteous, and train i...

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